China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 Collection

China Glaze

Deadlines to meet. Trains to catch. Speeding cars. Loud sirens. In the hustle and bustle of today’s fast paced world, it is easy to lose sight of the true beauty that surrounds us. It can be a challenge to slow down and appreciate the wondrous world all around. This fall, China Glaze® encourages you to do just that with its The Great Outdoors collection. Continuing on its 2015 Colour Adventure, China Glaze® explores the vast tones and textures of the wilderness. These 12 new nature-inspired shades inspire you to ground yourself, even if for just a moment, and appreciate the treasures of the great outdoors that shimmer, sparkle and wow.

Unplug and reconnect with nature with The Great Outdoors shades from left to right in the photo:

 S’More Fun: Adventurous lemon lime crème
     My Lodge or Yours?: Natural mauve crème
     Cabin Fever: Pink to copper dup chrome
     Let’s Dew It: Multi dimensional blue gray glitter
ď‚· Gone Glamping: Gold to green duo chrome
     Sleeping Under the Stars: Dark blue with stardust shimmer
 Take a Hike: Rich mossy green crème
     Check Out the Silver Fox: Metallic gunmetal gray
     Free Bear Hugs: Deep black red crème
 Change Your Altitude: Pebble greige crème
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ď‚· Pondering: Deep amethyst duo chrome
ď‚· Wood You Wanna?: Rich brown burgundy metallic
I was sent this entire fabulous collection to review for my honest opinion!  It is so gorgeous!  I swatched all of the colors with two coats and no top coat. Here are my swatches:

S’more Fun is very bright!  I usually don’t wear bright colors but it’s really fun! My Lodge or Yours? is gorgeous!  The perfect pinky nude for fall.  I love duo chromes and Cabin Fever is a subtle one.  The orange is very autumnal.

Let’s Dew it is such a pretty glitter top coat.  It has blue, silver and a purple cast to it.  Love!  Gone Glamping changes colors in the light from green to gold.  Sleeping under the Stars is the most interesting of the bunch.  It is an extremely dark blue, but it has tiny bits of glitter in it.  So cool!
My Take a Hike swatch isn’t the best, but besides my lack of polish skills, you can still tell that it’s a rich color.  Two coats completely covers.  Check Out the Silver Fox is a bit darker in person, my swatch caught the sunlight and looks a bit lighter in the photo.  It will be a fun metallic for celebrations in the fall through the holidays.  Free bear hugs is one of my favorites, I love a dark red!
 Change Your Altitude is a creamy gray, a really nice fall neutral.  For a gorgeous, deep duo chrome, Pondering is a lovely blue.  And Would you Wanna? is deep, shimmery brown.
All of these shades make me so excited for fall!  I love the richer nail colors and will be sporting them soon!
Are you picking up any of these China Glaze polishes?  Leave a message and let me know.

For more information, please visit http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze® on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).

 

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Scary Nails For Halloween — China Glaze Apocalypse of Colour Collection

hina Glaze Apocalypse of Colors
hina Glaze Apocalypse of Colors

Run for your life this Halloween as China Glaze unleashes the Apocalypse of Colour. Design an immortal manicure fit for the undead with this mix of scary shimmers, ghoulish glitters and terrifying top coats. Create a spine-chilling look with the six-piece limited edition collection, all the way down to your fingertips and toes.

The horrifying hues in the Apocalypse of Colour collection include:

Rest in Pieces
Rest in Pieces

Getting to Gnaw You: Dark black polish with hints of orange glitter. I used two coats and it was very thick. Has a texture to it, not a smooth glitter.

Getting to Gnaw You
Getting to Gnaw You

• Rest in Pieces: Festive fall glitter combination of copper, gold and black. I put at few coats on this to show the glitter particles, but you only need one or two over another color for a fun look.  Maybe an orange or a tan would look great under this.

I Love Your Guts
I Love Your Guts

• I Love Your Guts: Blood red with specks of black.  I used two coats of this.  It has a nice sandy texture and looks great on.

Don’t Let the Dead Bite
Don’t Let the Dead Bite

• Don’t Let the Dead Bite: Nude base with sporadic red glitter pieces to look like blood splatter across your fingertips.  I used two coats.  I think this would look great over an opaque nude or white polish.

But Of Corpse
But Of Corpse

• But Of Corpse: Gruesome green with specks of black.  Two coats.  This texture was the same as I Love Your Guts.

Ghoulish Glow
Ghoulish Glow

• Ghoulish Glow: Glow-in-the-dark top coat.  This is with two coats, it looks clear in the day.  I tried to take a photo in the dark, but my phone wouldn’t take a good one.  It does glow!  I would wear it over another polish for a fun evening out.

What I think:  This is a fun collection for Halloween and for fall in general!  Definitely dramatic.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze Apocalypse of Colour is available now as individual bottles and special 6-piece and 3-piece gift sets at fine salons and beauty supply stores including Sally Beauty and Ulta. For more information, please visit http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze), #CGApocalypse

Show Your Support With BCA Month Beauty Products!

It’s October! You know what that means…pink!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

So many great brands donate portions of their proceeds from some of their most popular products to breast cancer research — and many of them are pink or have the sweet pink ribbon added to show their support.

Below are some great ideas to give to breast cancer research and to get something awesome for yourself!

Temptu Pink Power Deluxe Kit
Temptu Pink Power Deluxe Kit

Temptu Pink Power Deluxe Kit ($235 USD) — The PINK POWER campaign supports National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission of helping women now. Providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.  Each item purchased from the PINK POWER campaign will arrive with a brochure provided by the National Breast Cancer Association sharing vital information on early detection, and how you can get involved in the mission to end breast cancer.

Kit Includes:

• Pink 2.0 AIRbrush Makeup System

• AIRpod Foundation (choose color)

• AIRpod Highlighter in Pink Pearl

• AIRpod Blush in Peony Pink

As part of the PINK POWER Campaign, TEMPTU will launch #MYPINKPLAN, a social media campaign in conjunction with top beauty personalities Promise Phan and Kacey Laine, who both have stories to share to lend their support to Breast Cancer Awareness and educate on early detection. #MYPINKPLAN allows consumers to participate in the dialogue and become part of the community of support and shared conversations.

Available at http://www.temptu.com

China Glaze Celebrate Courage
China Glaze Celebrate Courage

This month, China Glaze honors the strength of all women affected by breast cancer with the new Celebrate Courage collection.  Inspired by the women who gracefully fight everyday and those that support them in their battle, the six-piece collection features three new matte crèmes and re-promotes of three classic bright pink shades.

The shades are:

Carpe Diem — Matte pale pink
Sheer Bliss — Matte nude with pink shimmer
Life Is Beautiful — Matte baby pink
Rich & Famous — Hot pink crème
Strawberry Fields — Strawberry pink with gold shimmer
Make An Entrance — Raspberry pink crème

Learn more at http://www.chinaglaze.com and available at a beauty salon or supply store near you.

Pink Flower and Coral Rope Necklace
Pink Flower and Coral Rope Necklace
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the fashion jewelry site SterlingForever.com is donating 25% of proceeds on the following pink accessories to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Above is the Pink Flower & Coral Rope Necklace ($39 USD).  It’s a really pretty statement piece.  The are many different pieces available, including more delicate jewelry.
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Dollface
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Dollface

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Dollface ($25 USD) — For the eighth consecutive year, Shiseido Cosmetics America will partner with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) to support their philanthropic arm, Cancer and Careers. By donating $5 for every Lacquer Rouge in Dollface (PK430) sold in stores and online throughout the month of October, Shiseido will give back to the non-profit organization dedicated to supporting working people living with cancer.

Created by Artistic Director Dick Page, Shiseido’s bright pink Lacquer Rouge in Dollface (PK430) is a rich liquid lip color that delivers lacquer-like shine in just one coat. Inspired by Japanese lacquer artistry, this 9,000-year old technique delivers exceptional lustrous shine and an almost wet-looking finish to a wide variety of pieces, called “lacquerware.”

Purchase at www.shiseido.com.

Palmers BCA
Palmers BCA

Palmers is be going “pink” once again for National Breast Cancer Awareness month: donating 15 percent of the sales price (with a minimum donation of $100,000) from specially-marked bottles of its core Cocoa Butter Formula products to Susan G. Komen® beginning October 2014 through June 2015.

From left to right:

Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks ($6.58)

Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion ($5 for 8.5 fl. oz. bottle)

Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick ($3.46)

Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil ($10.58)

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Have you purchased any product to help with Breast Cancer Awareness?  Do share!

 

 

Spring Ahead — With a Bright New Nail Look!

 

Ready for Daylight Savings Time?  I am.  I don’t like losing an hour, but I love it when it starts to get darker later in the day!  I feel like we can finally escape our winter caves and go outside to have fun!

This week in Kansas City, the temperature is going to be in the 50’s and 60’s.  Yay!  So I am excited to brighten up my nail look to match the sunny weather! Here are some new favorites from Seche, Salon Perfect and China Glaze.

The polishes from left to right are: Seche Polish in Perfectly Poised with Salon Perfect top coat in Loves Me/Loves Me Not; Seche polish in Keep It You and Salon Perfect top coat in One Love; and Seche Buttoned Up and Salon Perfect Hearts-a-Flutter Top Coat.

The collections are:

Seche Nail Lacquer Introduces New Spring 2014 Collection: Perfectly Poised — The Seche® woman can Conquer the World, one perfectly polished nail at a time. She is dressed Head to Toe in confidence as she steps out to take on the day. Buttoned Up in her best, this Effortlessly Styled woman is smart, sassy, ambitious and quick-witted. She is Perfectly Poised – always looking for the longest-lasting, fastest-drying seasonal shades that remind her to “Keep It You.” To stay true to who she is, she turns to Seche®.  For more information, visit www.seche.com.

  • Keep It You: Deep rose-pink with purple shimmer
  • Effortlessly Styled: Melon sherbet cream
  • Perfectly Poised: Soft marigold cream
  • Conquer the World: Light teal with gold shimmer
  • Buttoned Up: Lavender cream with purple shimmer
  • Head to Toe: Creamy nude

Salon Perfect® Love, Lashes and Lacquer collection launched in February at select Walmart stores nationwide as part of a limited edition promotional display. Individual polish will retail for $3.98.

  •  He’s With Me! – Metallic red micro-glitter
  •  In Love – Bright pink crème
  •  Cosmic Black – Black and silver multi-dimensional glitters
  •  Loves Me, Loves Me Not – Pale pink and black matte micro-glitters
  •  Touchy Feely – Black and white matte micro-glitters
  •  Hearts-a-Flutter – Fuchsia micro-glitter and gold heart glitter top coat
  •  One Love – Iridescent holo-effect hex glitter and micro-glitter top coat

The polishes from left to right are:  China Glaze What a Pansy (purple), Grass is Lime Greener (green) and Shine-nanigans top coat; China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely (pink), Metro Pollen-tin (orange) and Glimmer More top coat and China Glaze in Lotus Begin (purple), At Vase Value (blue) and Glitter Up top coat.

Add A Little Sass to Spring 2014 with the China Glaze® City Flourish Collection — Dark and dreary sidewalks turn into vibrant catwalks thanks to the China Glaze® City Flourish collection. Blooming with 12 pale pastels and high voltage neons, the Spring 2014 collection will inspire you to toss those gloves and coats for shorter skirts and strappy sandals. Tips and toes that sported the rich, dark shades of winter will flourish in the brightest shades of the season.

The China Glaze® City Flourish collection includes:

  •  Thistle Do Nicely – Electric pink neon crème
  •  Peonies & Park Ave – Neon bright pink crème
  •  Petal to the Metal – Warm pink coral crème
  •  Spring In My Step – Baby pink crème
  •  Strike A Rose – Watermelon shimmer
  •  Don’t Honk Your Thorn – Nude shimmer
  •  In a Lily Bit – Soft light violet crème
  •  Lotus Begin – Neon purple crème
  •  What A Pansy – Cool periwinkle/indigo blue crème
  •  At Vase Value – Bright baby blue crème
  •  Grass Is Lime Greener – Neon lime crème
  •  Metro Pollen-tin – Neon peach crème

China Glaze® City Flourish will be available in March 2014 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

Be the Life of the Party with the NEW China Glaze® Surprise Collection — Shine on with pops of colour and glitters galore. The six-piece, limited edition China Glaze® Surprise collection is the life of the party where you can confidently let the pieces “fall where they may” for the ultimate manicure. The chunky glitters bring together large matte and shiny particles in feminine, flirty and funky color combinations. Wear alone or as a top coat for an extra effect that’s uniquely you.

  •  Create A Spark – large pink, purple and black glitter pieces
  •  Don’t Be A Flake – large black and pink glitter with matte turquoise pieces
  •  Glimmer More – large pink glitter with orange and yellow matte pieces
  •  Glitter Up – large purple glitter with matte turquoise and peach pieces
  •  I’m A Go Glitter – large pink glitter with matte turquoise & lime green pieces
  •  Shine-nanigans – large pink & purple glitter with lime green matte pieces

China Glaze® Surprise is a limited edition collection that will be available in April 2014 at fine salons and beauty supply stores for $7.50 MSRP.

Enjoy!

 

China Glaze Crinkled Chrome Collection

China Glaze Crinkled Chrome

From pale pink to mint green, once only Easter-appropriate pastels are having a major moment this winter, adding a feminine flair to the season.  Next month wintery pastel meets high-shine chrome in the NEW China Glaze Crinkled Chrome collection.

Featuring a new technology, China Glaze Crinkled Chrome lacquers apply like a regular polish, crinkling as it dries for an edgy, chrome-like finish.  The six new gorgeous pastels have the sophisticated, polished appeal of the season, but add a contemporary edge and sense of novelty to winter nails.
China Glaze Crinkled Chrome will be available in January at beauty supply stores nationwide including Sally Beauty Supply and Ulta.  Individual shades will retail for $7.50 MSRP.
The shades are:
Aluminate — cool silver
Crush, Crush Baby — powdered purple
Don’t Be Foiled — soft teal
I’m a Chromatic — baby pink
Iron Out the Details — — icy blue
Wrinkling the Sheets — light powder green
I have been testing three of the shades. The teal, green and blue.  I swatched them, but they look so similar in the photos but very different on.  So I chose to show Don’t be Foiled:
Iron Out Details
Don’t be Foiled

This gorgeous teal is the first one I put on.  Love it!

These are so fun to use.  They go on smooth and crinkle right up.  Fun!

Are you going to pick up one of these polishes?  Which shade?

Last Minute Beauty Gift Ideas Part 1

Almost done with your holiday shopping? I’m just about finished, but there are always last-minute gifts or stocking stuffers to get!  My youngest daughter’s birthday is on the 23rd, so this time of year is so busy!

For great beauty gift ideas, take a look at my list below — you just might find something online or in the stores that will be the perfect gift!

Ouidad Joy to the Curl
Ouidad Joy to the Curl

Ouidad Joy to the Curl ($30 USD) — This combination of two best sellers is guaranteed to provide ultimate nourishment to curls over the winter season. The set has a retail value of $46 and contains 8.5 oz sizes of Moisture Lock Define & Shine Gel Cream and Moisture Lock Leave-in Conditioner.

Available at www.ouidad.com

MIYU DE-STRESS MI PAIRING
MIYU DE-STRESS MI PAIRING

MIYU DE-STRESS MI PAIRING ($42 USD) — This revolutionary beauty essence fuses the freshness of a facial mist with the rich nutrients of a serum, while instantly soothing the skin.  Our fresh and earthy tea blend is made from peppermint, licorice and chamomile blossoms.  When used together, this powerful pair offer potent anti-inflammatory properties perfect for calming stressed complexions.  Includes a nifty little drawstring bag for makeup, skincare essentials, jewelry or anything in between.

www.miyubeauty.com

Bioelements Up All Night
Bioelements Up All Night

Bioelements Up All Night ($39 USD) —

  • Three intense anti-agers that work the night shift
  • Wake up to skin that’s superbly smooth, freshly firm and remarkably radiant
  • Travel sizes of Sleepwear, Sleepwear for Eyes and Quick Refiner
  • FREE INSIDE: a runway-inspired, lush red envelope clutch – a $20 retail value!

Available at www.bioelements.com

China Glaze Get Carried Away
China Glaze Get Carried Away

China Glaze Get Carried Away ($19.95 on sale for $9.95 at Ulta) Get Carried Away with China Glaze’s 3pc Set which includes: a change purse, Santa Red My List, Your Present Required and So Blue Without You Nail Lacquers. China Glaze is professional quality nail enamel that is resistant to chipping and color fading.

Available at www.ulta.com or Ulta stores.

Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat 5 Mini Ornaments
Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat 5 Mini Ornaments

Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat 5 Mini Ornaments ($41 USD) — Pink Gel Coat creates thick, protein-rich coatings that add temporary, instant
strength to natural nails. This collection includes five mini Pink Gel Coat
ornaments.

Available at www.qvc.com

Mineral Fusion Nail Polish
Mineral Fusion Nail Polish

Mineral Fusion Nail Polish ($7.99, $5.59 through December with promo code STOCKUP) — The perfect stocking stuffer:

  • Long-lasting chip resistant formula
  • Formaldehyde, toulene, camphor and dibutyl pthalate free
  • Custom, extra-thick brush for flawless application
  • Choose from 61 gorgeous shades

Available at www.mineralfusion.com

 

Dr. Scholl’s new For Her© Cozy Cushions
Dr. Scholl’s new For Her© Cozy Cushions

Dr. Scholl’s new For Her© Cozy Cushions ($9 at www.target.com)  Dr. Scholl’s® For Her Cozy Cushions™ help keep feet warm and dry while providing all-day comfort. Their multi-layer design helps insulate the foot while two plush layers provide extra cushioning. Cozy Cushions help keep feet dry by absorbing perspiration and offer superior comfort.

Available at mass market retailers around the country.

John Frieda Spiral Curls Curling Iron
John Frieda Spiral Curls Curling Iron

John Frieda Spiral Curls Curling Iron ($39.99 USD) — For healthy heat styling, the Spiral Curls styler features exclusive ionic frizz-fighting technology and true ceramic heat with LCD temperature control for accurate temperature output, the key to shiny, healthy hair.

Available exclusively at Walgreens

Part 2 of this gift guide will be coming soon today!

 

 

Try a Glam New Holiday Look

Well, December snuck up on us, didn’t it?  It is time for holiday parties of all kinds, from now until New Years.

Do you glam up your look at the holidays?  It is the perfect season to try something dramatic like a red lip or dramatic eyes.  Maybe just a little shimmer on your cheekbones or a glittery nail.

Here is a list of great new items to help you look fabulous this holiday season:

YSBB™ Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+
YSBB™ Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+

YSBB™ Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+ ($38 USD) — It’s your full coverage foundation, brightening color, anti-aging serum, pore minimizing primer, dark spot corrector, moisturizing  day cream, plus UVA/UVB broad spectrum physical only SPF 50+ all in one easy step! Infused with cutting edge anti-aging technology and is clinically proven to improve skin texture, brightness and increase skin hydration by 79%. Formulated with plastic surgeons to merge high-performance skincare with the benefits of color-correcting makeup. Plus, it delivers luminous and healthy looking skin with powerful anti-aging repair benefits for perfect coverage. Your supple and flawless skin but better!

What I think:  A beautiful face of makeup starts with a foundation.  This CC Cream not only evens out skin tone, it also has anti-aging properties and high SPF.  You can put this right over bare skin — you don’t need additional serum or moisturizer.  Great for a quick base when you are in a hurry!

Available at www.itcosmetics.com.

Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers
Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers

Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers ($28 for booklet of 50 sheets) Compact and easy to throw in your bag for any holiday party, the Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers ($28 for booklet of 50 sheets) instantly glam up any holiday look. Both the St. Barts and Crystal Cove shades turn up the wattage on lackluster skin in seconds flat with beautiful flawless luminosity. Perfect for face, décolletage, and body.

What I think:  These highlighter papers are so cool!  Just tear one out of the booklet and rub on cheekbones, under eyebrow, even on the body.  They give such a pretty glow.  These are also available in really pretty blush papers.

Available at www.maicouture.com.

Violent Eyes Jet Black Glitterati
Violent Eyes Jet Black Glitterati
Violent Eyes Jet Black Glitterati ($9.99 for a set of 8 that features 4 eyeliner styles) — Whether you’re playing with a smokey eye or just want to enhance your eyes for the evening, glitter makeup creates a striking, eye-catching look.Some glitter eye makeup is difficult to apply and drifts away from the eyes. The makers of Violent Lips simplify the glittery lid with the Violent Eyes Collection.

These Temporary Eye Appliques Featuring 4 Different Eyeliner  Styles. Each Violent Eyes pack contains 8 Temporary Eye Appliques that  fit all eye shapes, are smudge proof and last up to 16 hours.

What I think:  These so much fun for an evening out with the girls (or a hot date)!  They take a little practice to work just right, but once you get the hang of it, you can get sparkle that lasts all night!

You can purchase at www.violentlips.com.
Jane Cosmetics
Jane Cosmetics
The holiday gift-giving season is just around the corner and Jane Cosmetics has you covered! With an array of beautiful shades at affordable prices, you’ll find something for every beauty girl on your list. Here are great choices from Jane:
  • Makeup bag – $12
  • Intense Color Lip Gloss in Million Dollar Smile – $7
  • Shimmer Eye Shadow in Eclipse and Ray of Light – $8 each
  • Multi-Colored Pressed Powder in Peach Bouquet (also available in Pink Bouquet, Berry Bouquet) – $12
  • Pressed Bronzing Powder (available in Inspire, Dream, Give, Empower)  – $10
  • Cream Eye Shadow in Polished Pewter – $8

What I think: Jane cosmetics are back and better than ever!  The shadows are highly pigmented and the blushes and bronzer are so pretty! Very affordable as well.

Jane Cosmetics is sold at ULTA Beauty stores nationwide and Ulta.com.
Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red
Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red

Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red ($15 USD) — Wear a bold, fierce red lip to make your lips look younger and more vibrant.  Try the Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red for brighter lips, or Cool Red for a sophisticated look.

What I think: Mally makes a red for every skin tone.  This lipstick is perfect for holiday parties and a great match for jewel tone and glitter party clothes — or a great little black dress.

Purchase at www.MallyBeauty.com.

China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection
China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection
China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze ($7.50 USD) is a party-perfect collection sure to get the celebrations started off right! With these 12 twist-on-traditional shades, plus one traveling top coat, reindeers won’t be the only ones lighting up the night sky this holiday season.  China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze also features 10 holiday gift sets – the perfect party favors, stocking stuffers and gifts for the lacquer lover in your life.  The shades from top left to bottom right are:
Just Be-Claws — warm red metallic glimmer
Santa Red My List –-  fuchsia metallic glimmer
Be Merry Be Bright — royal purple and magenta multi-glitter
Elfin’ Around — rust red metallic glimmer
This is Tree-mendous — green and gold glitter in transparent base
Bells Will Be Blinging — blue and gold multi-glitter
So Blue Without You — pool blue metallic glimmer
There’s Snow One Like You — matte white texture
Mingle With Kringle — yellow gold aluminum
All Wrapped Up — midnight blue and purple glitter
Your Present Required  — multi-sized multi-color glitter
Put a Bow on It — magenta glitter
What I think:  These are gorgeous polishes, perfect for party season.  I am loving Just Be-Claws — sparkly rich red, Be Merry Be Bright is pretty over a lighter shade and There’s Snow One Like You is a cool texture polish that looks like snow on your nails.  Fun!
What makeup do you like to use for the holidays? Leave a comment and let me know.

Get Your Nails Halloween Ready With China Glaze Monsters Ball!

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This October, you’re invited to celebrate with the ghosts and ghouls at the darkly decadent Monsters Ball, hosted by China Glaze®. Attended by spooky sparkles and tantalizing textures, you’re sure to have a hauntingly good time with this limited edition six-piece collection shrouded in mystery and dripping with lavish color.

Dance the night away in six colors and finishes perfect for All Hallows Eve (from left to right in photo, starting with top row):

• Fang-Tastic: Mysteriously mixed up green, blue and magenta glitter

• Bump In The Night: Hair-raising black texture

• Ghoulish Glow: Glow-in-the-Dark top coat

• Boo-Gie Down: Multi-sized orange, black and white glitter

• Howl You Doin’: Shadowy purple glitter

• Bat My Eyes: Ominous gold glitter

Ideal for creating holiday manicures that are a true work of art, the China Glaze® Monsters Ball display features artwork by renowned artist Abigail Larson, best known for her illustrations inspired by the various things that go bump in the night.

China Glaze® Monsters Ball is available in October 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze) and YouTube (youtube.com/chinaglazeofficial).

Rich Fall Nail Polish Colors from China Glaze, Seche and Salon Perfect

I love the nail polish shades for Fall.  It’s my favorite time of year to polish my nail — and I try to keep them polishes all season long because there are so many gorgeous rich colors to choose from.

Below are the new collections from China Glaze, Seche and Salon Perfect.  So many colors, so little time…

CHINAGLAZE-AUTUMNNIGHTS

China Glaze invites you to an evening of cocktails, gossip, flirtation and gorgeous nail color with the Autumn Nights collection.  Enjoy a ladies night with your girlfriends with one of 12 luxurious shades.

The China Glaze® Autumn Nights collection includes:

• Charmed, I’m Sure: Gracious purple crème

• Tongue & Chic: Playful emerald shimmer

• Strike Up A Cosmo: Sparkling rose gold shimmer

• Scandalous Shenanigans: Rich blue shimmer

• Rendezvous With You: Shimmery purple affair

• Red-y & Willing: Frisky red shimmer

• Don’t Make Me Wine: Reserve-worthy red-violet shimmer

• Goldie But Goodie: Eternal rust gold shimmer

• Gossip Over Gimlets: Platinum shimmer soiree

• Kiss My Glass: Feisty blue gunmetal shimmer

• Public Relations: Impressionable violet gunmetal shimmer

• Queen B: Regal blue-purple crème

Available now at www.chinaglaze.com, purchase at Ulta or other fine stores.

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I know what some of you are going to say: “Seche color?!”  We’re happy to announce: SECHE IS DOING COLOR!  From the makers of Seche Vite comes Seche Nail Lacquer.  This month marks the launch of Clever and Confident, 6 new highly pigmented, one coat coverage shades in seasonally spot-on colors.  Yes, one coat.  Limited samples are available are on a first request, first receive basis.

Leading a versatile life, the Seche woman is the toast of the town. Her busy schedule and wonderfully witty sense of humor keep her happy, as is. You never know what this silly, but sensible woman will have in store for you… but her intuition assures she is always clever and confident.

Shades in the collection include:

Silly, But Sensible – The perfect fall burnt orange crème

Versatile – A dark teal crème, versatile for anyone

Happy, As Is – A vibrant raspberry red crème

Clever and Confident –A delectable, deep plum crème

Intuition – A rich dark merlot with a slight red shimmer

Wonderfully Witty – A rich navy blue crème

For more information, visit www.seche.com.

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While we know it’s still blazing hot outside in most parts of the country, we’re so ready for fabulous Fall fashion and gorgeous nail polish colors to match!  Enter Salon Perfect’s First Look Fall Polish Forecast collection – 11 gorgeous seasonal shades just right for accessorizing Fall’s hottest styles, plus a limited edition Matte FX top coat to create two very different looks for any one color of polish.

When it comes to accessorizing this Fall’s most fashionable looks, a pop of rich color is the perfect way to spice up otherwise sensible shades for the season. Gorgeous emerald green looks luxe against neutrals while deep berry tones add pizzazz to black. This August, polish off any look with the new Salon Perfect® First Look Fall Polish Forecast.

The colors are:

Look Fall Polish Forecast offers a bounty of manicure options this Fall.

Salon Perfect® First Look Fall Polish Forecast includes:

• Tainted Love – warm rosy peach with a pearlescent gold finish

• Scarlet Enchantment – rich red with a pearlescent finish

• Pink Taffeta – dusty rose with a gold shimmer

• Playful Plum – dark berry sheen

• Royal Knight – deep eggplant

• Nautical Nights – shimmering dark blue

• Ivy League – dark forest sheen

• Dirty Martini – olive green with a hint of gold

• Café Ole – milk chocolate brown with a gold shimmer

• Red Dahlia – dark burgundy

• Raisin the Roof – plum raisin with gold shimmer

• Matte FX – mattifying top coat

Available now exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide for $3.98 each.

Enjoy!

 

China Glaze On the Horizon Collection

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There is a brand new China Glaze Collection and it is the brand new feather look polish trend.  I have tried this in Nail’s Inc. (review coming) and are looking forward to checking out these new China Glaze ones! I really enjoy this new trend!

Spread your wings and prepare to take flight with China Glaze® On the Horizon. This free-spirited specialty collection introduces six unique lacquers using interwoven matte particles to create a feathered finish. The multi-coloured palette features both bright and earthy tones, reminiscent of the sky at dawn and dusk. Achieve opacity with two coats, or layer over a complementary base color for a fresh, colorful manicure.

The shades in the collection include:

You're a Hoot
You’re a Hoot

You’re A Hoot: Soft Yellow, Orange & Black Particles interwoven to apply like a feathered finish in one quick swoop over the nail

Light as a Feather
Light as a Feather

Light As A Feather: Orange, White & Black Particles

All A Flutter
All A Flutter

All A Flutter: Pastel Peach, Soft Blue & White

Party Fowl
Party Fowl

Party Fowl: Bold Blue, Orange & Black Particles

Flock Together
Flock Together

Flock Together: Mint Green, Bold Blue & Black Particles

Flying South
Flying South

Flying South: Orange and Soft Yellow particles interwoven with a Red glitter

The China Glaze® On the Horizon collection will be available in August 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide with an SRP of $10.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze) and YouTube (youtube.com/chinaglazeofficial).